Politics Archive April 2018

Taro Police Detains Ukrainian National

Police in the Taro Police Station in Choiseul Province have detained a 28-year- old man from Ukraine following instructions from the Immigration Department alleging that the man entered Solomon Islands illegally through the common border with Papua New Guinea.
Abandoned buildings in the former Paguna mine site in Bougainville, main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea.

Landowner Consensus Preferred for Paguna Mine Site

The Government in the Autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville says it will not allow exploration or mining activities at the Panguna mine site until landowners unite.
The new penalties include over $US300,000 in fines or a jail term of up to five years for the use of unlicensed firearms and the misuse and abuse of licensed arms.

PNG Passes Tougher Gun Laws

Papua New Guinea's parliament has passed tougher gun laws to address the widespread use of such weapons in crimes and in tribal fights.
Prime Minister Hou says that despite the limited time in office, his Ministers “will waste no time in implementing its ministerial programs.”

SBD$3.7 Billion Budget Passed

The Houenipwela led government has passed its budget for 2018, totaling SBD$3.7 Billion Dollars.
Former Solomon Islands' prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has won an election petition against the minister for home affairs.

By-Election for Gizo/Kolombangara in May

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has confirmed that the by-election for Gizo/Kolombangara will take place in late May, with an official proclamation to be made soon by the Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui.